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Art Journal: New Goals

July 27, 2011

Today’s art journal page is about some new goals I set for myself.  When I was growing up I never wrote in a journal, or a diary unless my mom made me.  So that means I have very little to look back on and remember what I was like.  I started keeping my own scrapbooks in junior high, but everything before then can be summed up in a few sentences on mostly empty pages of my journal.  At the beginning of the year I made a goal to write more.  Everyday.  But when Creamie and I were both sick for 4 months at the beginning of the year, that goal got pushed aside for things that were more important.  Like snuggling with my sick baby.

new goals

I’m trying to get back in the habit of writing everyday.  I am still working up to it.  It will probably take a few more months before I am back to not skipping a single day.  My new goals for right now, just a regular old Wednesday in July are hopefully the kind that I don’t fall out of the habit of working on.  No matter what happens, I hope that I can stick to these few things.  Because they are important.

list of goals

1: Make Something Everyday (even if it’s just dinner).  2: Play more, Watch less.  3: More love, Less stuff.  4: Eat healthier.  5:  Blog Makeover.  See, they are important.  Well, except for the last one.  A blog makeover isn’t really important in the whole huge scheme of things.  But it’s about time… this blog has looked the same for a long long time and I think I’m ready for a change. It’s going to be my reward for improving on the other four.  So I hope it is soon.  Soonish.

washi flags

I made some more little washi tape flags with toothpicks, and then tied a piece of bakers twine around the bottom of them.  I could seriously add washi tape flags to every single thing I make, cook, or give away.  They are probably my very favorite thing to make while I try to think about something.  Quick, easy, mindless and adorable.  Perfect.  (Washi tape and twine from this shop.)

my messy desk

And just so you can all see that I am a real person who makes a lot of very real messes, this is what my desk looked like after 2.5 pages in my art journal.  Monday afternoon before I started it was completely clean.  And boring.  Now it is much more fun.  I do have like 6 Sharpie markers, and only one of them has a clean sharp tip… I really should put the other 5 somewhere else, because whenever I need that marker I end up opening up 3 or 4 before I find that nice new tip.  Will I actually do it… probably not.  I hope your Wednesday is lovely.  I am going to get my hair turned from peachy-not-very-pink-anymore back to blonde this afternoon.  It’s time.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 27, 2011 3:41 pm

    Absolutely awesome that you wrote your goals down and blogged about them! Now we’ll hold you accountable (haha) I’m planning to do a goals post too, but it involves quilt tops. I love your goals, they are simple and do-able and that’s important. I’ll look forward to seeing how you make them happen (And I happen to love your blog how it is, but if you want a makeover, go for it.)

  2. July 27, 2011 4:18 pm

    Lovely goals and BEAUTIFUL art pages. I think another goal should be something about visiting with your awesome friend Robin. 🙂

  3. Kim permalink
    July 27, 2011 4:22 pm

    So, so love this, and loved seeing your desk too!

  4. kirsten elkins permalink
    July 28, 2011 11:43 am

    inspiring. i am the same way with journaling. good luck my friend. can’t wait to see your golden locks.

  5. Amoura permalink
    August 14, 2011 4:14 am

    i love arts&crafts because of this exact scene ! Everything is in it’s perfect place ! I LOOOVE where/how you store your ribbons! I have a ribbon/bow fiend (I have cheered for 10+ years and having a baby girl.. you can’t get away from them!)

    also, I always find myself sewing at midnight because that is when the babe is asleep! 🙂

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